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Flag and flagstaff

Object Number: 
INV.11443
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Silk, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 131 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 334.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on plaque on flagstaff: "Presented to/ Co./ of the Anthony Wayne Guard/ 135 Reg't N.Y.S.V./ by the Friends and Ladies of West Farms/ Westchester Co., N.Y./ Sep't. 1862"
Description: 
Silk American flag of the 135th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers; originally it probably had thirty-four white embroidered stars on a blue ground and thirteen red and white stripes; wrapped with red, white and blue ribbon ties; attatched to a wooden flag staff with a thin metal pole strung through the hoist and metal rings attatched to the flagstaff; metal cuff and joint holding to halves of the flagstaff together (folds together for storage); metal spear-shaped finial on a ball; metal presentation plaque at center of flagstaff.
Gallery Label: 
Anthony Wayne, for whom the 135th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers was named, was a Revolutionary War General who commanded the Pennsylvania lines. He had sucesses at West Point, Morristown, N.J. and Ticonderoga. The flag was carried by the the late Samuel Pierce of Company C 6th New York, Heavy Artillery.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward Myers, June 11, 1914
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group